What: Are Hawai'i forests adapted to fire, like the Western mainland? What part of the United States has the highest % of land burnt in wildfires? (Hint- it's not always California!) Do we only have fires in the drier leeward sides of the islands, or also on the wetter, windward sides?
Who: Elizabeth Pickett from the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization answers these questions and more in this talk about wildfire myths in Hawai'i.
Why: The theme for the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council's 2023 invasive species awareness month is “Mythbusters”, or addressing misconceptions about invasive species that are often misunderstood. To learn more about wildfire in Hawai‘i visit: https://www.hawaiiwildfire.org/